This last Saturday from 10-6, on Oct. 3 a number of violin students from both Talent Education Center and Santa Ana Suzuki Strings participated in the Irvine Global Village Festival at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. I want to thank all of the parents and students that came to help us make new friends that day.
They were invited to perform and do a demonstration under the Cultural Pavilion. They played “America the Beautiful” as the audience sang along. Advanced students played “Humoresque” by Dvorak. We also played “Song of the Wind”, Lightly R0w, and all of the “Twinkles” Ending with our favorite game “Up like a Rocket” with the audience participating with their pretend bows and gumi life savers.
Several of our Twinklers helped out at the booth and got lots of extra practicing in the process. We were surprised how many preschoolers sat down in front of our booth while we were playing. We had quite an audience of children when ever someone picked up the violin and started playing. The booth provided an great opportunity for violin students to get experience playing for an informal audience.
We let them play our rhythm instruments and passed out streamers to dance with. With 4 different stages spread around the park, it was filled with music, musicians and dancers. Not a boring moment.
There was lots of entertainment, food and activities. But please bring your own water. The audience kept asking us for ours. If you come see us at next years be sure to check where to park to catch the shuttle.